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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:57

KEF you've not seen any underwear fly by have you? Been making the most of this dry but windy weather by getting all the washing done and I swear I'm a pair of pink frilly ones missing. That said I an going to miss the washing line come the worst of the weather. 

Trying to decide whether to cut the lawn (his job) or risk waiting til next week when presumably he intends on fixing torches to the front of the mower.

 

Sorry to hear about your chap Verdun, I hope the doctors can sort him out.

 

Mrs. G as a qualified clumsy person well experienced in trapping body bits I suggest alternating a large cold glass of cider (the cold glass in affected hand both soothes any swelling and produces an analgesic effect) with mulled wine (the heat having a dulling effect on the nerves both in your hand and mind).

To be taken as required. 

Rat spotted

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:46

We use plastic picnic plates under out feeders to catch the seed spills - they're either drilled and zip strapped on or just glued on with my hot glue gun (I got lazy). They don't catch all the seeds but certainly slow the rate that hit the floor.

I hope you manage to persuade ratty that your feeders aren't worth the effort! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:41

Morning all! Very breezy but dry out!

now I have seen everything!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:41

Bit like my robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba! (It got a little special towards the end of its working life and would go straight to the dustbin which it would "hump" til it fell over. Not quite the "dirt seeking" I was hoping for...)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 16:14

Haven't had a beer since before April Mrs G! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 15:01

The tulips have been mixed (no honestly I knew that paper bag wasn't going to hold) amongst the strawberry bed and the first 50 onions straight into the ground (last time I had them in pots first). 

Not entirely sure where the alliums and blues are going to go... they're a bit to big to use to nip over to Mrs G's while she's at work and sink them to spell out bum!

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:14

Thanks both!  the strawberries are visible from the kitchen window (thus easy for picking and scarying birds away) so it'll be nice to have some bright colours in there.

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:19

Can anyone tell me whether planting spring tulips and daffodils around my strawberry bed would be a bad idea? I'm just thinking it would be a nice to get a bit of colour and height in what will otherwise be a bare area.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:11

Hmm. I'm all for supporting my local independent garden centres but the trouble is by the time I've driven to one I'm then "local" to another one which puts me then "not that far away from" another one...

Four independent garden centres later I didn't find any garlic that I wanted but I did end up with:

2 x wild chamomile plants

100 x electric onion sets (grew these last year and they were so tasty!)

5 x abu hassan tulip bulbs

5 x negrita tulip bulbs

5 x johann strauss tulip bulbs

500g mixed daffodil bulbs (75 pence worth)

20 x misc allium bulbs

100 x blue shade spring plants

I only set out for 3 garlic bulbs...

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:17

Thanks KEF! I think perhaps I've my garlic and onion muddled up so I'll have a rethink. 

Right. Best get the wellies out!

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